Welcome to Sycamore Class!
I'm Mr Bull and would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to one of oue Key Stage 3 classes - Sycamore class. Naturally, the children will be given more responsibility as they get older so I am hoping they begin to really take control of their own learning. In turn, this should help encourage and promote the essential lifelong skills necessary for their future development. The children’s progression in maturity and behavior, including their social and emotional development is central to everything we do in class. I take no greater pride than seeing the children positively interact and work together towards a common goal. We will continue to do everything we can to support both their academic and their holistic progress.
There are currently eight pupils in Sycamore class, compromising Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 children. The children will work alongside myself and our support staff, Mr Gumbs and Mr Sohill.
Sycamore class worked extremely hard in class last term and I was very proud of the attitude and pride the children put into their work. They produced some amazing persuasive letters during English, convincing famous footballers to help prevent child labour. While in Maths, they continued to surprise me with their quick mental arithmetic, we just need to continue to work hard and remain resilient when tackling a more complex problem. I was also really impressed by the maturity and level of empathy shown during our RSE lessons. We looked at some mature themes for ‘positive relationships’ and I was really proud of how they responded.
Moving into next term, we need to focus on social time, being considerate towards others and making good choices. I am particularly excited about starting forest schools as I think the boys are going to love it and it should help build these social skills. We are going to link all the activities to our new class book, Kensuke’s Kingdom, so they’ll be lots of opportunities for den building, fire starting, tool and different woodwork.
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Here is a weekly overview of the sessions that are delivered as part of our creative curriculum.
These documents give information about the teaching and learning that will take place in school over the specific half term.